The hour meter is connected to the ignition switch. The
hour meter will be energized when the ignition switch is
in the RUN position. Be sure the ignition switch is in
the OFF position when the engine is not operating or
the hour meter will record additional time. Turning the
ignition key to the ACCESSORY position will not acti-
vate the hour meter.
Engine alarm systems are available on certain engine
options for the Sundowner™ models. The alarm is audi-
ble and is actuated by various engine sensors. The
sensors monitor such things low oil pressure, high wa-
ter temperature levels and high exhaust manifold tem-
peratures. Consult your engine owner’s manual for
informationregarding the specific systems monitored by
the alarm if so equipped.
Figure E7: Emergency Stop Switch
The emergency stop switch can only be effective when in
good working condition. Observe the following:
M. VHF Radio - (Optional)
Lanyard must always be free of entanglements that
could hinder its operation.
Also available for certain specific Sundowner™ models
is an optional VHF radio. The VHF radio option con-
sists of a VHF radio, console mounting kit, an antenna,
and antenna mount. Please consult the manufacturer’s
literature included in the owner’s packet for operation
and maintenance of this communication system.
Once a month, check the switch for proper opera-
tion. With engine running, pull lanyard. If the engine
does not stop, see your Four Winns dealer.
Once a month, inspect both the clip and lanyard for
ucts. Unit specifications, including standard and
optional equipment are constantly being modi-
fied. Equipment availability is also subject to
change without notice. The most current and
lication is included in this manual. Some varia-
tion in equipment, description, location, and de-
tails can result.
In an emergency situation, any occupant of the boat can
restart the engine. Just press in and hold the emergency
When the button is released, the engine will stop.
Avoid knocking or pulling the clip or lanyard from
pants may be thrown forward or possible engine
damage may occur by the sudden loss of en-
A compass is available on many Four Winns® models.
The compass can provide directional information when
operating offshore, in unfamiliar waters, or in adverse
K. Engine Hour Meter
Engine hour meters are available on Sundowner™ mod-
els and provide a numeric record of elapsed engine op-
erating time. This information is important in determin-
ing scheduled maintenance intervals, ships log data,
cruise information, etc. If so equipped, the hour meter
will be located in either the engine compartment or at
the helm with the tachometer/hour meter combination
Sundowner™ Owner’s Manual
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